Gunns - 'Pigeon in the Pond'
Everyone knows Fuzzbook loves finding music from around the world (you didnt? we thought everyone knew that!) well, by jingo we have just found an ace band from everyones second favourite country in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia. Gunns are an experimental fuzz/surf pop band from Perth. Its all very chilled out and breezy, perfect to listen to after a good episode of Home and Away....
Brothers In Law - 'Gray Days EP'
‘Gray Days’ is the debut EP from Pesaro, Italy’s Brothers In Law. The EP was a joint release from the fantastic We We Never Being Boring and Belfast’s CF Records. Gray Days was released to the Uk yesterday, you can purchase here for £4, we would strongly recommend it, we think its a beaut. &lt;a href=”http://wwnbb.bandcamp.com/album/gray-days”...
Pale Seas Announce UK Dates
Probably our favourite new band around Pale Seas have announced dates for their first UK tour. The tour starts on the 5th March and lasts till the 12th. Its all very exciting. Fuzzbook are sure to be attending. We will be taking a fancy camera to the Southampton (the band’s original hometown) gig and taking some snaps that we will put up for your eyes to enjoy. Cmon gang, don’t be...
Terry Malts - 'Something About You'
‘Something About You’ is a great video from California chainsaw poppers Terry Malts (They are a 3-piece, not actually a guy called Terry) The video is a bit mental because the song plays throughout however alot of the video its just in the background, interesting though, very interesting. The track comes from the bands new album ‘Killing Time’ which is available now...
Girls on the Beach - 'Firerock'
This is ‘Firerock’ by Orlando garage poppers Girls on the Beach. The track comes from their 2 track self-titled EP released from their Bandcamp page in January. Sometimes when we like a track we try to find out more but there just isnt any information around, unfortunately this is one of those cases, I guess we will just have to find out more when it happens....
Pinata on HaoTV
HaoTV! - Piñata from HaoTV! on Vimeo. Huzzah! Jelouhao have posted a new video of their session with Fuzzbook favourites Pinata! We had a really great response when we posted their song ‘Tambourine’ earlier this month, its good to see them in action. You can listen to the whole show on Hao! now, there’s loads more Pinata and alot of other wizard bands too. (English readers...
Borders - 'Morning Sun'
This is the video for Morning Sun by Borders (No, not the popular ex-bookshop chain). Borders is a one-man band from Fuzzbook’s current favourite European (excluding UK) city Barcelona. From what we hear Borders only have one song out at the moment, but its a beaut we reckon. Viva Spanish Fuzz!
Lizzie and the Yes Men - 'You and I Both Know'
East London’s Lizzie and The Yes Men describe themselves as Tarantino Surf Pop and its easy to tell why from their video ‘You and I Both Know’. We think the video is a lovely companion to the Tarantino Surf Pop theme. Lovely Stuff. They have been around the block for a few months now having played a few good venues such as The Hoxton Bar and XOYO. We think they are going to...
hardlyartrecords: New Hunx video for “Private Room.” Dir. Hannah Lew. Another lovely video from Hunx. We’ve mentioned it one or two times but we cant wait for ‘Hairdresser Blues’ which for those who ignored us the previous few times is out on the 28th! Do it do it
Treefort - 'Tres Fort'
Treefort are the boyfriend/girlfriend band of Wes Doyle (from the band Slow Loris) and Elsa Nekola. Their debut album ‘Tres Fort’ was released on Valentine’s Day and is still avaiable on a limited edition purple cassette. (doesnt all this make you do a little sick in your mouth?) Well, now you have recovered from your so called ‘sick-fest’, you can listen to the...
Black Tambourine - 'What's Your Game'
Black Tambourine are to release a new EP called ‘OneTwoThreeFour’ ahead of their reunion tour. ‘OneTwoThreeFour’ is an EP of Ramones covers, the band have released a sneak peak in the form of ‘What’s Your Game’. Black Tambourine are famous for being pioneers of Fuzzpop, and this song showed they’ve still got it! hip hip hooray! The EP will be...
Blur perform new song 'Under the Westway'
Holy shitaroonie Batman, Blur have only gone a come up with a new song! Damon and Graham played the new song ‘Under the Westway’ at the War Child benefit gig last night at the Shepherds Bush Empire. ‘Dear Fuzzbook, you guys are right cunts, that new Blur song was not Fuzz based at all, you have wasted my precious time’ - thought you might say that, so I have also put...
Tearjerker - 'So Dead'
‘So Dead’ is our favourite song from Tearjerker’s album ‘Rare’. Its a fuzzy mess from Toronto, which is the best type of mess from Toronto, we love it. Have a goosey ganders and we are sure you’ll love it too, you can get the whole album form their bandcamp here -http://tearjerker.bandcamp.com/album/rare &amp;amp;amp;lt;a...
The Tough Shits - 'Cats & Dogs'
Its no secret that we at Fuzzbook love Burger Records and by george we think they have done it again. Their latest release (with Colonel Records) is The Tough Shits’ debut LP and from what we have heard it is mental good. The Tough Shits provide a surf pop sandwich where one piece of bread is great melodies and the other piece of bread is catchy riffs and the filling is ….good songs...
Modern Charms - 'When We Get There'
Whos interested in some Thursday evening dream pop? Good, we have just the thing, it’s ‘When we get there’ from San Francisco’s Modern Charms. We think it is an excellent winter warmer, no need for a hot water bottle, this should warm you up a bit this evening. Although there are only 1 song available, so maybe you should have both. Check out the bands bandcamp page...
Campfires - 'Slow Blown Limbs'
Who’s up for some uber lo-fi? The answer is us! This is ‘Slow Blown Limbs’ by Portland, Oregons’ Campfires. It sounds like it was recorded on a toaster by that’s also what we love about it because it still sounds wizard. The track comes from their December 2011 EP ‘Slaughter Tropes’ which can be bought on their bandcamp here...
Tennis - 'Origins'
Fuzzbook favourites Tennis have released a video for their track ‘Origins’ from their album ‘Young and Old’ which is out now on Fat Possum. Its a great track (which is good for your ears) and there are gunmen on skis in the video (which is good for your eyes).
Pinata! - 'Tambourine'
Whoa! stop the press! We have just found our new favourite Spanish band in the world. Barcelona’s Pinata! are the best thing to come out of Spain since sliced bread. Unfortunately, we can only find the two songs they did for the ‘MAX split’ split album with Telephones Rouges on Mama Vynila Records, but they are 2 bloody good songs so we don’t care. Tambourine is one of...
Emergency Bible Study - Album 1
We’ll be honest we know hardly anything about Emergency Bible Study, other than they are quite mental going by their twitter. One thing for sure is that there first album is excellent, we really bum it, they remind us of those krazy kids from Arcade Fire. Have a listen below, we think they have a lorra lorra lot of potential.
The Creakies - 'Redwood EP'
Still being quite new to the game, Fuzzbook loves it when bands send us their stuff, but we love it even more when we actually like the stuff. Seattle’s noisepop duo The Creakies’s new EP ‘Redwood’ landed in our inbox, and we bloody like it we do. It’s very simple fuzzpop, but that is exactly what Fuzzbook likes, and (hopefully) Fuzzbook readers. Go on give them a...
Devin - 'You're Mine'
Sheesh, how good is this? It’s the new ‘You’re Mine EP’ by Devin aka Devin Therriault. Lovely stuff. The EP was released by Frenchkiss Records and is available now from here http://www.frenchkissrecords.com/boutique/product_info.php?products_id=216&osCsid=i2npegou5r56t8ge4tipmlr6a5
Outer Minds - 'Conversation'
Chicago’s Outer Minds are to release their first full length album on Southpaw Records off the back of their successful singles on Hozac. ‘Conversation’ from the self-titled album is a lovely piece of 60s inspired fuzz. We are very excited about hearing the whole album, luckily we won’t have to wait too long as the album lands on what the Americans call ‘March...
Eagulls - 'Possessed'
This is ‘Possessed’ by Leeds shoegazers Eagulls. Eagulls have been making a name for themselves for about a year now, having been praised by other fuzz favourites Yuck and Mazes. ‘Possesed’ is from the band’s joint release with Mazes (see above) on Italian Beach Baes Records and its a belter. Can you wait for more? thought not? (unless you answered yes to that...
Coasting - 'Same Old, Same Old'
Coasting “Same Old Same Old” from alice cohen on Vimeo. Surfy Fuzzpop is there anything better? No. Ok then eat this new video by NY/ New Zealand’s Coasting for their song ‘Same Old, Same Old’ taken from last year’s ‘You’re Never Going Back’ album released through M’Lady Records. The girls will be also be embarking on a tour or...
The Joy of Painting - 'The Bird'
This is ‘The Bird’ which just so happens to be our personal favourite track from The Joy of Painting’s upcoming album ‘Asteriks’. We don’t know a whole lot about these guys but we really love this song, to us it sounds like a lo-fi Elvis Costello. Luckily for you lot the album is available from the 16th of February on their bandcamp. C’mon gang, buy it....
Hunx - 'Always Forever'
Huzzah! ‘Always Forever’ is the first solo video from Hunx, who you may know from his band Hunx and his Punx. Hunx was once described as making ‘hairdresser pop’, although, like Hunx himself, we are not really sure what that means, we do think its is somehow apt, it just fits doesnt it? Hunx’s debut solo album ‘Hairdresser Blues’ is out 28th February...
Here We Go Magic - 'Make Up Your Mind'
‘Make Up Your Mind’ is the first single from Here We Go Magic’s upcoming album ‘A Different Ship’ The album which was produced by Radiohead producer Nigel Goodrich comes out on May 8th via Secretly Canadian. That’s good news no. 1, the second slice of good news is that the boys from Brooklyn will also be jetting over to England this year to play Field Day. ...
Girlfriends 'Nothing Nice to Say'
Who loves a bit of lo-fi surfpop? Fuzzbook loves a bit of lo-fi surfpop, is it true? uhhh huuummmm we do, we do, we do hoooo. Having said that, its precisely why we have been constantly listening to the fantastic ‘Nothing Nice to Say’ by Girlfriends. Boston’s Girlfriends remind us of early Pixies and have lived up to their potential on this EP, we really can’t wait for...
We Are Trees - 'Girlfriend'
We’ll be honest we don’t know a whole lot about We Are Trees, but we do know the most important thing and that is that we love last years EP ‘Girlfriend’. We also know two more interesting nuggets, a) they are from Virginia Beach,VA and 2) they are signed to Collective Crowd Records. ‘Girlfriend’ is a laid back lo-fi dream, that our ears enjoy very much,...
Still Corners @ Bodega Social Club, Nottingham...
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that tickets to Sub Pop newbies Still Corners at the Bodega Social Club in Nottingham are still available just 1 day before the gig. Still Corners provide an amazing slice of dreampop that makes me certain that it wont be long till they are very big indeed mix that with The Bodega which is a nice intimate venue in the heart of Nottingham (which is...
Our Festival Pick for 2012- End of the Road
We know, we know it’s winter, but all real music fans should already be thinking about what festivals they will be going to this summer. Our pick of the festivals this year has to be the wonderful End of the Road. The festival that is held in North Dorset on 31 Aug - 2 Sept has always been known for its amazing laid back atmosphere and this year (with only a handful of acts already...
The Band in Heaven - 'HoZac 7'''
‘Hozac 7”’ is the latest release from WestPalm Beach’s The Band in Heaven. The EP has a classic shoegazey sound that reminds me of early Black Rebel Motocycle Club. The band are a two-piece consisting of Ates Isildak and Lauren Dwyer. We like it, and think you will too (although we don’t know you). Have a listen please,thanks. <a...
Obedient Wives Club - 'Obedient Wives Club EP'
Everybody is always asking who my favourite Singaporean fuzzpop band are, frankly i’m sick of getting asked. Well, to stop all the rumours, my favourite Singaporean fuzzpop band is Obedient Wives Club. There I said it. Their excellent debut EP is came out in January, distributed by Happy Teardrop and can be purchased on their bandcamp page, or streamed below for you cheapskates. ...
Jack Cooper - 'Sugar Magnolia'
This is the excellent ‘Sugar Magnolia’ which is our favourite (but they are all great) track from ‘Art is Cheap’ by Jack Cooper. Jack, who is also 1/4 of ‘Mazes’ wrote and recorded 35 amazing lo-fi songs for the album (not all are on it obvs.) and we think its a gem. The album was released in November by Art is Hard Records who are fastly becoming one of our...
Fanzine- 'My Stupid Brain, Live at XOYO'
If you are one of those idiots who ignored us last week when we said to go see Fanzine at the Lexington, here you can get a sneak peak at what you missed out on (although you don’t deserve it). The london-based fuzzpop nitwits have released a video of ‘My Stupid Brain’ filmed at their XOYO gig last year. Ok, you made a mistake once, shame on you, but don’t let it happen...
Exlovers record a 3 track session for Drop Tune...
Exlovers - Moth-Eaten Memories from Droptunemedia on Vimeo. Excellent! we have just stumbled upon this 3 track session by Exlovers for Drop Tune Media, as always with exlovers, its definitely worth watching. Not long till their debut album ‘Moth’ arrives in May on Young and Lost. To watch this and other sessions go to http://droptunemedia.com/.
Way Yes - 'Walkability'
Columbus Ohio’s dorky banana pop trio Way Yes, are releasing their debut album ‘Walkability’ next month via Lefse Records. Although the music sounds like it is made with toys, we don’t see that as a bad thing, in fact it is a good thing because the songs we have heard sound fan-blooming-tastic. Lefse Records who released one of our favourite albums of last year...